Renovations

What is the right renovation? “It’s the one that uses quality materials and workmanship to improve the function and design of your home,” explains Stephen Tomes, a licensed contractor and owner of Kingsmere Construction and New Trendz Flooring and More in Langley.

Value added: 3 innovative ways to renovate with quality and value in mind

New options for Langley homeowners planning a renovation

  • Sep 19, 2022

 

‘The right home renovation is about taking the home you already love and transforming it to suit you and your family today,’ says Stephen Tomes, owner of Kingsmere Construction and New Trendz Flooring and More in Langley.

How to transform the house you have into the home you love

While you love your neighbourhood, your garden and the kids’ schools, your…

  • Aug 22, 2022

 

Stephen Tomes, owner of New Trendz Flooring and More in Langley, with sales and store manager Bill Yardley.

3 reasons a professional contractor is a must for your next home reno

From endless red tape to spiralling costs, here’s how to avoid the common pitfalls

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

When you’re planning a home renovation, good things take time. What’s important is how you use that time, says Stephen Tomes, owner of Kingsmere Construction and New Trendz Flooring and More in Langley.

Planning a reno? Put the waiting to good use!

Sometimes a little waiting is a good thing – especially when it gives time to get just what you want

  • May 30, 2022
When you’re planning a home renovation, good things take time. What’s important is how you use that time, says Stephen Tomes, owner of Kingsmere Construction and New Trendz Flooring and More in Langley.
March 18, 2022 - A view of the living room area at the Carloss Place house.  Don Denton photo

Light, bright & beachy

Ground-up renovation transforms this Cordova Bay home

  • May 13, 2022
March 18, 2022 - A view of the living room area at the Carloss Place house.  Don Denton photo
The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Aldergrove heritage house gets a fresh look

The 124-year old property is featured in a few Hallmark movies

The Henry Leaf House is a 124-year heritage property in Langley. The house constructed in 1897 was purchased by Ted and Lyda Lightfoot in 2004. The couple renovated it multiple times but the kept the “original character” alive. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo

Complete Windows is clearly created for success

Family business works with home owners, builders and architects

  • Nov 26, 2021
October 21, 2021 - Katy and Eric Johnson from Complete Windows in Parksville for Business Class in Boulevard Central Island . Don Denton photo
Daniel Caicedo, owner of Victoria Restorations, sits next to a fireplace his company provided the chimney finish for in a Sidney home. Don Denton photograph

Transforming spaces with Venetian plastering and more

Daniel Caiceda’s Victoria Restorations changes the ordinary to extraordinary

  • Oct 13, 2021
Daniel Caicedo, owner of Victoria Restorations, sits next to a fireplace his company provided the chimney finish for in a Sidney home. Don Denton photograph
Community Station House, the new neighbourhood hub, is getting ready for the whole community to enjoy it. (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)

PHOTOS: Find a little bit of everything at Aldergrove’s new hub

Aldergrove Community Station House will be a new neighbourhood centre for the community

Community Station House, the new neighbourhood hub, is getting ready for the whole community to enjoy it. (Madison McKenzie/Aldergrove Star)
South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and  documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (YouTube screengrab)

South Surrey interior designer documents home renovation through YouTube series

Madeleine Sloback and husband renovating 1,600 sq.-ft. rancher after move from Vancouver

South Surrey interior designer Madelaine Sloback and her husband are doing a full renovation of their new home – and  documenting the process through a new YouTube video series. (YouTube screengrab)
Rachelle Seidel collapses to the ground after seeing her renovated home Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)

VIDEO: South Surrey single mother overwhelmed by home renovation gift

LifeApp volunteers renovated every room in Rachelle Seidel’s house

Rachelle Seidel collapses to the ground after seeing her renovated home Sunday evening. (Aaron Hinks photo)
Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)

20% of B.C. homeowners regret 2020 renovations: report

More than half surveyed say they’ve made upgrades to their home since last March

Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)
The Murphy family was chosen for an Acts of Kindness’ Extreme Home Repair which will take place April 30 to May 24. (Special to The Star)

Help Acts of Kindness charity build wheelchair-friendly home

People can donate via GoFundMe for Extreme Home Makeover, taking place April 31 to May 24

The Murphy family was chosen for an Acts of Kindness’ Extreme Home Repair which will take place April 30 to May 24. (Special to The Star)
American Standard's SpaLet taps into the growing popularity in North American of bidet toilets and bidet seats.

Take a seat: Why it’s time to welcome the bidet

The stylish, eco-friendly and easy-to-use bathroom fixture is tapping into the latest tech

  • Nov 9, 2020
American Standard's SpaLet taps into the growing popularity in North American of bidet toilets and bidet seats.
Renovations focusing on matte black to maximize impact of a small budget

Renovations focusing on matte black to maximize impact of a small budget

It’s no longer just about chrome. Make a statement with a black shower or faucet.

  • Oct 12, 2020
Renovations focusing on matte black to maximize impact of a small budget
Langley homebuilders take home multiple HAVAN awards

Langley homebuilders take home multiple HAVAN awards

Best Landscaping went to Infinity Properties and Best Interior Design awarded to Vesta Properties

Langley homebuilders take home multiple HAVAN awards

Boulevard Interview with Blaise MacDonald

Blaise MacDonald makes adjustments during COVID-19 to assist his clients

  • May 13, 2020
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